Social Science Research Council Abe Fellowship for Journalist

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is glad to invite applications for “The Abe Fellowship”. This program is intended to the citizens of the United States and Japan. They must have minimum five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, and online news organizations. The closing date of application is September 15 annually.

Award Value
The stipend is $23,500, which includes one round-trip air ticket, funds to prepare for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation. Fellows may receive a salary from their employers, but cannot carry out assignments while on the award.

Level and Area of Studies
Non – degree program in journalism field.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The AFJ competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan with at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, and online news organizations. Freelancers are also eligible. Nationals of other countries must be permanent residents of the United States or Japan or have a long-term affiliation with the American or Japanese journalistic communities.
  • US-based applicants with no previous journalistic employment in Japan have priority; Japan-based applicants with no previous journalistic employment in the United States have priority
  • Proposals must be nonpartisan.

Applicants’ Nationality
The United States and Japanese citizens are welcome to apply.

Application Instruction
Please apply this program through the link below.

Submission Deadline
September 15 annually.

Website and Application Link